|Re: Anyone else going to this?|
Posted by Monte B Cowboy on Aug 6, 2013 11:47am into GratefulDead
That gig was discussed the other day as "we're getting old"
Right now, Aug 5 - 9, this event is going on in the Catskills - upstate NY..."Each night will feature a DSO concert with special guests and post-show bonfire/drum circle... but that's not all. Each day our band, crew and guests [including Donna Godchaux, Betty Cantor, David Gans, Rob Eaton and others] will lead workshops and activities designed for musicians, tapers, and music lovers! Here's a sample of what will be offered!" (event cu......
|Re: Staff Requests Suggestions for 'Spotliight Item'|
Posted by dead-head_Monte on Apr 24, 2010 12:02pm into GratefulDead
Thank you - and your gang of volunteers, for keeping so much GD momentum going on here at The Archive. Please note, this task not a thankless job. Thank You.
My Spotlight Item pick for the 1980s would be Lake Placid, NY - Oct 17, 1983
Hunter Seamon's matrix for Lake Placid
They play several long-standing favorites in the 1st set including Friend of The Devil and Bird Song. The Sugaree opener is a legendary performance among Sugaree-lovers......
|Re: All Day Sucker|
Posted by dead-head_Monte on Oct 17, 2009 10:18am into GratefulDead
Lake Placid's 10-17-83 Sugaree is a killerIt's the opener. This one is highly charged, very powerful, and played with contained energy right at the start. Every time I listen to this track, it sounds like every note is played as though they're recording it "live" in the studio - no overdubbing. The band ebbs and flows as a single unit behind Jerry on all 3 solos - no strays, it's flawless. It's very much unlike the one played on 12/28/79, or the May '77 extended Sugarees w/ Keith, for example.
|Re: Best Good Lovin'?|
Posted by dead-head_Monte on Aug 10, 2009 11:11am into GratefulDead
Certainly not the best, but I've mentioned this before and noted the historic significance. Here's a rarified Good Lovin' performed in Lake Placid, NY. It's the closer in the last set Oct 17, 1983. I'm still stunned. They opened with a Sugaree whose performance sounds like it was put down in the studio.
Listen to Bobby, at 5:00 into Good Lovin'. The band goes into an interlude, and builds on it, reminiscent of Lovelight.
"I wanna tell ya all about it now.
'cause we gotta make it work some how.......
|Re: Best late-70s Sugaree?|
Posted by dead-head_Monte on Jul 27, 2009 4:35pm into GratefulDead
I have never listened to any Sugarees from DPs, so I don't know these. I only went to shows in 1973. Sugaree was always played the same way then. It's a lovely tune with incredible lyrics. I listen to it everyday.
MayorMarionBarry's fav is gd77-05-05.
Arb's is probably a JGB.
gd77-05-28 Bertha > Good Lovin' > Sugaree is impressive - listen to Chris Chappell's MTX.
'77 might be GDs best year for performing Sugaree.
It could be that gd79-12-28 in Oakland is the hardest driving Sugaree of the......
|Re: My Attempt Not to Hate the 80s (Redux)|
Posted by dead-head_Monte on Jul 26, 2009 9:03am into GratefulDead
Lake Placid, NY - Oct 17, 1983. This is a great show for someone like me who loves the heck out of the earlier years. I rarely venture into 80's and 90s GD. The Lake Placid show is a pure gem. It opens with one of the best Sugarees ever played - absolutely flawless in performance and drive.
Reminds me of the 2 June shows in Anchorage in 1980. What are they doing playing these remote gigs in the great white North, and undoubtedly losing money? Yet they play remarkably well.
The Boys take a stan......
|Bertha > Good Lovin' > Sugaree -- 28 May 77|
Posted by dead-head_Monte on May 23, 2009 11:47am into GratefulDead
The boys are tight and energetic. The sound is excellent. The tapes are fantastic quality. Bertha smokes - right out of the gate. With a strong and powerful tempo, they are definitely warmed-up already. Bobby's vocals trump Good Lovin' and it is very well performed - just keeps getting better and better. What do they do next? They slow it down - with Sugaree - pulling out the stops, now that the temporal and dynamic ranges are wide open.
Jer's vocals are rich and mature, yet youthful sounding a......
|Good Lovin' -- Grateful Dead and Earth Day|
Posted by dead-head_Monte on Apr 17, 2008 12:31pm into GratefulDead
Good Lovin - Listen to Bobby, at 5:00 into Good Lovin'. This was at Olympic Center, Lake Placid, NY 1983-10-17. The band goes into an interlude, and builds on it, reminiscent of Lovelight.
"I wanna tell ya all about it now.
'Cause we gotta make it work some how.
I don't have to tell you what it's like these days.
Sometimes you can't see shit through the smoke and the haze.
You gotta have good lovin'."
The chorus builds up from there......
|You Can See That It's True|
Posted by dead-head_Monte on Mar 22, 2008 12:49pm into GratefulDead
*** You Can See That It's True ***
Civic Center, Springfield, MA 73-03-28
For 738 days Julia Butterfly Hill lived in the canopy of an ancient redwood tree, called Luna, to help make the world aware of the plight of ancient forests. Julia, with the great help of steelworkers and environmentalists, successfully negotiated to permanently protect the 1,000 year-old tree and a nearly three-acre buffer zone......
|Re: Rhino - I beg to differ...|
Posted by dead-head_Monte on Mar 14, 2008 9:13pm into GratefulDead
sweet m-n-s. outstanding reference! And I knew we could drag that Arbuthnot into the middle of this crap, along with the boys. Here's another one back at you all. From a review of mine, SBD. This was easy for me, since everyone knows I'm addicted to Sugaree. This 1983 show opens with an historic Sugaree. Below is a quote from my review.
"Smoothest and most buttoned-down Sugaree show-opener I've ever heard, that's available here on the LMA."
"Listen to Bobby, at 5:00 into Good Lovin'......
|1970 - Shadow and Light|
Posted by He Live's on Feb 17, 2008 12:17pm into GratefulDead
1970, WHAT A YEAR -- The Dead's two most popular albums were released this year, Workingman's and American Beauty, establishing the group's identity as being deeply embedded in American roots music. The big jams took a back seat. At many shows, acoustic sets were performed -- what happened to the loud psychedelic rock band? fear not children.... it's all part of a story. There was A LOT going on for the group this year.........
|Re: Feelin' Old (and perhaps in the way)|
Posted by dead-head_Monte on Jan 10, 2008 1:40pm into GratefulDead
Nice thoughts, SDH. Before I throw in my 2 cents, I gotta tell ya... you're screen name is killin' me. I love that tune. It's an old Bluegrass standard, with strong emphasis on vocals (typical of Bluegrass). It starts out, "I'd rather be in some dark hollow..." Just trying to walk a fine line here, but do you see what's so funny and "killin' me" here?
2 cents: I think we all need and enjoy the "therapeutic value" here......